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East Providence Super cute single level Ranch in desirable Rumford. The kitchen is very spacious and has an abundance of cabinet space and nice stainless steel appliances. Two good sized bedrooms with wall to wall carpeting and double closets. Bathroom has a full stand up shower and newer surround. Large dining room is located right off the kitchen and is perfect for family dinners. Comfortable living room with great light and space. Washer and dryer are conveniently located on the first floor. Good sized backyard and one car garage. Corner lot $209,900

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Maybe you’ve taken a group fitness class in the past and just felt lost in the crowd and couldn’t keep up. At TWF, each student has the opportunity to get individualized attention from the coaches. Article by Cassandra Remillard

2020 is your year! If you want to make this your year to become the best version of yourself - look no further, Training for Warriors West Bay is the place for you! TFW is a unique adult fitness program that helps you achieve measurable and sustainable results. No matter what your current fitness level, TFW coaches work with you one-on-one to evaluate where you are, set personal goals, and help you track your progress. You’ll be amazed by what you are capable of achieving! See, most of us know what to do, eat healthy and exercise, but what is lacking is the accountability and guidance to make it happen. That’s what TFW is here for, to develop a strategy and guide you to that healthy lasting lifestyle you’ve been wanting. While the TFW system includes evidence-based speed, strength, and endurance training, what sets it apart is its motivational approach and supportive community culture. Maybe you’ve taken a group fitness class in the past and just felt lost in the crowd and couldn’t keep up. At TWF, each student has the opportunity to get individualized attention from the coaches. During class, you will be doing a combination of strength training and high energy circuits to increase your body’s metabolic rate, torch fat and keep the body burning calories long after you have left the gym. You will learn proper form and technique for strength training/lifting weights and metabolic conditioning/ cardio practices. Also on offer

to all members are workshops that focus on improving mobility, stretching, and muscle tissue recovery. If you have fallen out of fitness or have never been to a gym before the TFW training system can get you started on your fitness journey, enabling you to unleash your Warrior Within! Whether you are an experienced athlete or someone who simply wants to live life more fully by improving your physical fitness and mental acuity, TFW is the place for you. The first step is the most important and often the most challenging. TFW is here to provide guidance to get you started and make fitness a fun and sustainable part of your life. Whether it be to shed some unwanted pounds, gain a new level of strength, or keep up with your kids or grandkids, it is their mission at TFW West Bay to help you make this possible. Classes are available 6 days a week at a variety of time slots so you can fit health and fitness into your busy schedule. No prior experience necessary: the knowledgeable and supportive coaches at TWF will help everyone reach their fitness goals. Don’t let another year of failed resolutions slip by. Make the choice to better your health and FEEL GOOD, it is never too late to start again toward fitness. If you are interested in trying out Training for Warriors West Bay located in East Greenwich, visit tfwwestbay.com (http://www.tfwwestbay.com/) for program specials and sign up options.

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by Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro Little Rhody is AWESOME! We’ve seen eight examples of local businesses which offer opportunities to learn, purchase gifts and have fun in our Shop Local Rhody column throughout 2019. These businesses included:

Stillwater Books (401.475.1979). Visit Dawn and Steve at their

bookstore in Pawtucket to buy a great book or host your special event right in the bookstore! If you want to publish your very own book Stillwater Publications will handle everything from editing your manuscript to hosting a book signing party. Very affordable, too!

The Great Escape Room (401.484.1766). Visit Amanda and her team at their Westminster Street in Providence location for an hour of fun as you (and your friends) solve puzzles to escape before the clock runs out. Check out their newest room, Escape Artist, an experience like you have never seen from The Great Escape Room before. Better yet, ask Amanda to host your special event such as a birthday party. You will have fun!

Studio Videnda (401.484.1713). Invite Kendra to lead an art class for you family and friends or purchase some of her awesome artistic creations (such as her hand painted clothing) for your holiday gifts. Better yet, do both!!! Education By Entertainment (401.272.4664). Invite me to

present my Mind Games program for your social event (such as a birthday, holiday celebration or reunion), a school event (grade 3 to graduate school) or business. You and your adventuresome friends will learn to be safer, more productive and better communicators while having a ton of fun!

The Style Sherpa (Gaelen@TheStyleSherpa.Com). Invite Gaelen to shop with you in your own closet while you find great combinations of clothing which will all look brand new while saving a ton of money. If you do not have time or just hate to shop, Gaelen will shop for fabulous pieces just for you. Travel in your future? The Style Sherpa will help you put together the perfect travel wardrobe to keep you looking good but packing light.

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Pat Cruz Events (PatCruzEvents.Com). Sign up for Pat Cruz’s mailing list to be kept informed of some of Rhode Island’s best expos and events such as Empower Women’s Expo and Taste of Rhode Island. If you are a business that needs to build your client base, be sure to attend Pat’s popular monthly After Hours Networking events. You can follow Pat Paolino Cruz on Facebook or connect on LinkedIn. Taste Buds Kitchen (401.885.0535). Visit Ann at Taste Buds Kitchen for specialized cooking classes. You may also organize your special event such as a holiday party centered around a cooking class and eating the meal you create. Learn and eat a wholesome meal while having fun! Mother – Daughter Travel Agency (401.932.9066). We know

Little Rhody is Awesome. Even so, you may wish to get away for a vacation. Kelly and her daughter Abigail would be delighted to plan your next vacation. Better yet, ask them to plan travel for all of your friends and family to visit you here in Rhode Island. Kelly and Abigail would also be pleased to speak to your group about their recent trip to Croatia, travel with pets or planning a cruise. Plan to have an event (or purchase holiday gifts) from one of these local businesses (most offer gift certificates). Better yet, plan an all-day event at one of these venues and invite other businesses to help form a program for your special event. Host your event at Taste Buds Kitchen (preparing your own breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks), The Great Escape Room (completing an escape challenge or two) or Stillwater Books (shopping for books by local authors or learning about selfpublishing). Invite Kendra to offer an art experience, Gaelen to speak about dressing stylishly or dressing for travel, Pat to talk about awesome events, Kelly or Abigail to speak about travel, and/ or myself to offer a Mind Games program. Select two or more. You will learn while having a ton of FUN!!

I would like to thank Industrial Consultant Dr. Margarita Posada Cossuto for helpful comments.

Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro Independent Consultant in Human Factors, Learning and Human Resources

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NOV 22 - FEB 29 Gurney’s Newport Launches Pop-Up Igloos Overlooking The Bay Snag that perfect Instagram photo and cozy up in one of our heated igloos overlooking the Narragansett Bay. Each igloo has its own theme, from Santa’s Workshop to a cozy Log Cabin, Roaring 20’s, Harry Potter, Astrology and Après Ski, complete with its own design, activities and cocktail pairings. To reserve an igloo, call 401.851.3325.

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JAN 3 & 5

JAN 26

RI Boat Show

Grand Wedding Expo

Are you an experienced boater or fisherman? Perhaps you are a novice on the water or interested in becoming a first-time boat owner. Whatever your needs, skill level or interests, the RI Boat Show has something to offer for everyone! Come see all the new models at the Rhode Island Convention Center with us!

Rhode Island’s premier wedding and bridal event offers the perfect setting for you to meet an elite array of the most preferred wedding professionals in New England.

Starts at 10AM

12PM - 3PM

JAN 18 - 25

JAN 26

Newport Wellness Week

8th Annual Spectacular COOKIE Smackdown by RI Food Fights

Start the year off right by focusing on lifelong health and wellness solutions. Join us for this annual celebration of mind, body and spirit featuring a diverse array of events throughout the destination tailored to help you become the best version of yourself.

For just $25 you can stuff your face with the tastiest cookies in the state and wash it all down with all the Yacht Club Soda, New Harvest Coffee, ice cold MILK you can handle! Kids 4 and under are FREE! Join us at The WaterFire Arts Center.

1PM - 3PM

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JAN - FEB

8th Annual Rhode Island Brew fest

Winter Wonder Days

Join us for this celebration of American craft brewers and sample from 50+ breweries and over 200 styles of beer. All beverage samples are included in your ticket, as well as live music, access to food vendors and much more. Every attendee will receive a custom glass as they exit the festival. 21+ event.

Visit Roger Williams Park Zoo in January and February during the annual Winter Wonder Days. Don’t miss the Zoo’s newly-opened Faces of the Rainforest exhibit and experience the indigenous monkeys, birds, amphibians, and reptiles of the Amazon Rainforest. Learn more and plan your visit at rwpzoo.org.

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MEET THE LOCALS

JOYCE FASTINO THE PERSONNEL PEOPLE

Some Details About Joyce: Business Name and Info: The Personnel People Joyce Fastino Address: 1 Turks Head Pl #322, Providence, RI 02903 Direct Line: (401) 273-2500 Email: joyce@thepersonnelpeople.com Website: www.ThePersonnelPeople.com Year Business was Founded: 1981

About The Personnel People: The Personnel People provides qualified and dependable staffing to fill permanent, temporary and temporary-topermanent positions.

Joyce’s Favorites: What is your favorite place to eat in RI: Camille’s What is your favorite vacation destination: Aruba Who is your favorite celebrity: Oprah Winfrey

What is your favorite TV Show: The Crown What’s one thing you couldn’t live without: Yoga

If you would like to be featured in our “Meet the Locals” section, please email info@shoplocalrhody.com.

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The Only Real Billiard & Pool Hall Left in RI • Full Lunch and Dinner Menu • Large Variety of Beer and Spirits • Pool Leagues and Mini Tournaments • Book Parties, Charity Events & More!

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Games and Activities: 16 Pool Tables, Dart Boards, Card Table, Bubble Hockey, Foosball, Pinball, PacMan and More!

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We are here for all of your Jewelry and Watch needs including repairs. Also featuring an Expert Watchmaker on site. Open Tuesday thru Friday 10am to 5pm. Open Saturday 9am-1pm.

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GAMING INSTITUTION If you are looking for the perfect Providence restaurant where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a game (or 2) of pool, Rhode Island Billiard, Bar & Bistro is the spot. Not only is it the best billiard hall in Rhode Island, with its large and well maintained pool tables, but it is a great restaurant if you are looking for some delicious Italian eats and a place to meet up with new people and spend time with old friends! Rhode Island Billiard, Bar & Bistro was founded by Phyllis and Tony Costanzo in 1982 when pool started making it’s appearance into American culture. Over the years, both men have worked to always improve the facility from new bars to an updated kitchen and everything in between. They make it a point to stay present with the trends people love. The restaurant reflects their culture and is a vital part of who they are. They have made it into a desirable low-lit atmosphere where you feel right at home.

years, people love going there! If you would like to schedule an event, visit their website at www.ribbb.com and fill out the form or give them a call at 401-232-1330! Be on the look out for upcoming events going on at RI Billiard Bar & Bistro. In a way to help out the community, there are monthly events taking place to get the community together and network with one another. You never know which special people you will come across! There is also live music throughout the week, so keep your eyes open for your favorite local bands! If you have yet to visit, make it your next date night out or after work pit stop. You will be glad you did! You may even have a tough time choosing from their 108 beer menu! They are open daily from 10 am - 1 am and offer both lunch and dinner.

In addition to the excellent food and full bar, the venue itself couldn’t be more perfect for a party or event. It is very spacious and can hold hundreds of people, while also giving them the option to mingle with each other when competing in a game of pool. It is a fun, laid back atmosphere which also has arcade games, darts and juke boxes. Nothing like your favorite oldies! Whether it is a corporate gathering, birthday party, after-party, charity, engagement or going-away celebration you know you can count on RI Billiard, Bar & Bistro to throw you a great party for a very affordable price. There is a reason that it has been in business for over 100 BUY LOCAL, SHOP LOCAL

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New Year, New You | BUY LOCAL, SHOP LOCAL

New Year, New You! HealthWay RI understands that not every body is the same and not every body responds to identical programs or solutions. There is no better way to go into the New Year than with a positive mindset on how you can change your long term health. You hear many people around you talk about how their resolution for 2020 is going to be to “lose 20 pounds”, but as many already know, it is a very challenging commitment that many fail to follow through with.

The team at HealthWay RI sticks by your side every step of the way and all around is the greatest support system. Although it might feel like you have tried everything, the dietitians promise a realistic, effective, long term and very affordable solution for every patient that walks through the doors! Getting help isn’t taking the easy route to success, it’s a necessary step.

“Getting help isn’t taking the easy route to success, it’s a necessary step.”

This is only the beginning of your best year and best body yet! To help you reach your personal health goals, give HealthWay RI a call today 401-228-6010 and schedule a FREE consultation with one of their registered dietitians. They can help you stay on track to living a forever lasting, healthy lifestyle.

HealthWay RI is your comprehensive, individualized weight management resource. They understand that not every body is the same and not every body responds to identical programs or solutions. Instead, they work with each of their patients, understand their challenges and find a treatment plan that works best with their body type. You will lose weight, and quite possibly never find it again!

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Put Your Best Foot Forward People tend to forget about foot care until a situation arises even though your feet are one of the most important parts of your body.

Are you suffering from a painful foot or ankle injury? Put your best foot forward in 2020 and take a step towards relief with the Foot & Ankle Institute of New England! This is the time of year when you resolve to take better care of your overall health. People tend to forget about foot care until a situation arises even though your feet are one of the most important parts of your body. Why not start from the bottom up?

Here are a few tips to keep your feet happy throughout the year: • Exercise works miracles for keeping your feet in shape • Stretch your feet by rolling the arch of your foot on a hard ball • Stick to a consistent foot care routine: clip, trim and moisturize your toes & feet! • Wear shoes with proper arch support • Limit your sugar and sodium intake to prevent swelling Dr. Rogers and his talented team seek to educate each patient on their condition, provide several treatment options and then initiate the chosen plan with the highest degree of quality of care. How many times have you intended to make a doctors appointment but failed to call before closing time? No more excuses! Visit www.newenglandfoot.com to book an appointment online at one of their three convenient locations-Warwick, Middletown or Fall River. Whatever your foot and ankle problems may be, they will work together to find a solution to fit you and your lifestyle. There is nothing below the knee that they can’t handle! Schedule your consultation today (401) 738-7750!

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LittleFire is a full-service video production and content strategy company that produces both commercial and narrative content in the digital space. Projects include fictional narratives, branded and animated content, docuseries, corporate video, and streaming originals. Beyond working with clients to sell products, LittleFire also aims to be a platform for companies to broadcast their social messages. Co-founders Raz Cunningham and Aidan Laliberte brought impressive portfolios of work to their new venture. They came to the RISBDC for guidance in launching their business. According to Cunningham, RISBDC has “helped LittleFire develop a business model that is more tailored to startups. [They have] also helped us prioritize several key elements in developing revenue streams that work best for our particular startup, leaving room for flexibility and growth.” Cunningham and Laliberte worked with Josh Daly, the RISBDC’s Southern Rhode Island Regional Director, to launch the company in September of 2018 and have continued to work with him as the company grows. Josh guided the owners through the process of completing a Lean Business Canvas, refining customer profiles, clarifying their value proposition, and strengthening start-up marketing plans. Rhode Island Monthly recently featured a piece on LittleFire’s “Gather” series. LittleFire’s owners call Gather “a playlist of social experiment videos with people talking

about all facets of life – love, humor, frustrations, memories, politics, preconceived notions and more – captured in four-to-five minute videos of individuals, separately and sometimes together, willing to share in the conversation of humanity.” Since launching a little over a year ago, LittleFire has landed impressive projects with clients such as HiRoad Insurance that have garnered increased attention for the company. Additional contracts with other well-known organizations are in the works. The future looks bright for LittleFire to keep growing and burning brighter! To learn more about LittleFire and to see their portfolio, visit their website at LittleFire.Media. If you’re ready to start writing your business success story, attend one of our upcoming workshops or set up a free one-on-one counseling session. Register at RISBDC.org today. The Rhode Island Small Business Development Center at URI is part of a national network of nearly 1,000 business assistance centers that provide counseling and training to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Partially funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, we help businesses to succeed from start-up to maturity. Josh Daly is the Southern RI Regional Director of the Rhode Island Small Business. BUY LOCAL, SHOP LOCAL

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White Horse Tavern 26 Marlborough Street, New port, Rhode Island The White Horse Tavern is the oldest operating restaurant in the United States and is the 10th oldest restaurant in the entire world. The restaurant opened in 1673, and is now considered a famous National Historic Landmark. When walking into this Newport restaurant, you will find gorgeous architecture from the 17th century, with giant beams, cavernous fireplaces, clapboard walls, and a gambrel roof.

sell liquor. William was a pirate that operated in the Red Sea and turned to Newport with his bounty. Mary Mayes Nichols, William’s sister, and her husband, also followed as innkeepers for the next 200 years. In 1703, Jonathan Nicholas became tavern keeper and gave the tavern its name. This was the spot the councilors came to to have a nice meal and charge it to the public treasury.

The White Horse Tavern was originally constructed as a home for Francis Brinley in 1652. William Mayes, Sr. then purchased it and turned it into the famous tavern like it is today. For almost 100 years, this was the meeting spot of the Colony’s General Assembly, Criminal Court and City Council.

Time went on, and the family finally moved out of the Tavern. Throughout the years, the building started to fall apart and was neglected. The Preservation Society of Newport Country acquired the building in the mid 1900’s and was able to restore it, and save the structure from demolition.

By the time the 1700’s came around, William Mayes succeeded his father as innkeeper and earned a license to

In 1981, O.L Pitts of Texas and three partners bought the Tavern. As sponsors of the famous America’s Cup, they continued to keep the restauraunt going and offered delicious food and drinks. However, as O.L Pitts aged, he turned ownership over to Paul Hogan, a man who was born and raised in Newport. There has been several different owners of the Tavern over the years, but it continues to stand strong today and offers one of the best dining experiences you will ever have! Enjoy a taste of the 21st century in a colonial tavern that has been serving people for over 350 years! To check out their menu or reserve a spot in their dining room visit their website at https://whitehorsenewport.com/.

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